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Re: any pending fixes? preparing for diffutils release

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: any pending fixes? preparing for diffutils release
Date: Sun, 1 Aug 2021 17:53:13 -0700

On Sun, Aug 1, 2021 at 3:15 PM Paul Eggert <eggert@cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
> I've recently been improving some GCC-based static analysis in Gnulib,

Welcome changes. Thanks!

> and syncing from Gnulib to diffutils meant that you have a bit of a
> work-in-progress there. I plan to make further such changes soon.

No problem, of course.

> The Gnulib work already installed is conservative and I see no harm in
> releasing what we've got in diffutils now. I'm sending this email mainly
> to give you a heads-up that more Gnulib changes are coming.
> FWIW attached are the diffutils patches I have so far. They assume the
> abovementioned Gnulib work-in-progress and this should not be installed
> in diffutils yet. Most likely more minor diffutils patches will be
> needed once I've finished the Gnulib changes I have in mind.
> Until today I've been using the Gnulib work-in-progress on grep rather
> than on diffutils. I've found one memory leak there and hope to find
> more bugs - after all, that's the point of all this. I didn't find any
> diffutils bugs in my brief run-through today.

Good. Thanks again.

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